Kotaku Originals: The $43,100 Question

Last night a hunk of plastic no one ever played set a sale price record for rare video games. In 1987 it retailed for $US30. And people complain about $US60 price points and used sales today.

The week in Kotaku's original reporting:

Top Stories

Collector's Item Obliterates Record for Rare Game Sale

The Stalling Of An Anti-Bush Video Game

Nintendo Summit News Round-Up

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Hits North America May 23

DSi XL Hits North America Next Month For $US190

F***ing Weird

Killer Whale's Violent Past Includes Deadly Attack on Ultima-Obsessed Drifter

News

Tokyo Game Show Dated, Should Be Moved

Itagaki And Tecmo Settle Legal Brouhaha

Nintendo Summit News Round-Up

To-Do In Boston: Kotaku's Very Own PAX East Panel

Unreal Modders Win Awards, Don't All Clone Gears of War

Heavy Rain Explores Player Depression With Freezes And Glitches

SNK Announces The King of Fighters XIII

Plants Vs. Zombies Attack Your Desk, Phone

Sega Gives The Wii One Last Shot Of The Old Ultra-Violence

Take Two Interactive Opens Japanese Office

Sony Computer Entertainment To Become SNEP (Temporarily)

Sega, You Are Once Again Making A Giant Mistake

Take A Tour Of The New, Improved Steam

Mark Beaumont, Capcom COO, Dies Suddenly

Unreal Engine 4 "Still A Long Ways Off"

Inside Grasshopper with Silent Hill and Doshin the Giant Developers

Box Art Has To Cover All The Bases

How Australia's Proposed Internet Censorship Will (And Won't) Affect Video Games

Should Japanese Arcades Worry About 3D Goggle Bacteria?

Video Games in Space Nixed Over Fears of Space Station Hacking

Features

Where Have All The Zombies Gone?

Why We Play Games, And Why We Grumble About Them

Star Trek MMO Log: The Final Frontier

The Search For The Video Game Auteurs

Are You Playing A Video Game Before You Are Playing It?

The Toys That Amazed Me

Columns

Stick Jockey: Imaginary Triumphs: Sports As A Role-Playing Game

Something Negative: In defence of - and a Salute to - The Pro

This Week In Comics

Reviews, Previews, Hands-on and Impressions

Star Trek Online Review: A Piece Of The Action

FlingSmash: It's All In the Elbow

Disney's Guilty Party: Family-Friendly and Fun...Really.

Transformers: War For Cybertron DS Preview: Grimlock Goes Portable [UPDATE]

Super Mario Galaxy 2: Yoshi's Back...and He Brought a Drill!

Metroid: Other M: A Change of Perspective

The Difference Between A Pinata Kill And A Hang Kill

The Wii's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Is Not a Ported Prince

Kaleidoscope Micro-Review: What a Colorful World

Call of Duty: World At War: Zombies Verrückt Micro-Review: Solo Fun

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom Micro-review: Snack Of The Clones

Nintendo DSi XL Review: Super Size Me

Assassin's Creed II: Bonfire Of The Vanities Micro-Review: Once More, With Fleeing

Resident Evil 5: Lost In Nightmares Micro-Review: Less Fighting, More Frightening

Plants Vs. Zombies iPhone Micro-Review: Touch The Dead

Endless Ocean: Blue World Review: The Wii Game You're Wrong About

Hands-On, Sword Out With Red Steel 2

Link 'N Launch Micro-Review: How About 'Pikmin Rockets' Or 'Better Than Bioshock Hacking'?

Across Age Micro-Review: Slam Evil

Sports

What's On Deck For MLB 10 The Show

The Road to the IGF

Mile Marker 13: Miegakure

Mile Marker 14: Shank

Mile Marker 15: Cogs

Mile Marker 16: Vessel

Mile Marker 17: AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity

DICE 2010

Braced For The Skeptics, Richard Garriott Challenges Gamers And Teases What's Next

How To Do A Red Carpet Right: Add Video Games

Apparel

Kotaku-Tan, The T-Shirt For The Kotaku Fan

Clips

Red Steel 2 Has Live Action, But Not How You'd Think

Screengrab

Don't Worry, DSi XL Fits In My Rear Left Pocket

The Party Is Complete

Twitterati

Playboy's Jo Garcia Wasn't Expecting "That" In Heavy Rain (What's "That"?)


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